John Boehner is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. He was first elected to represent the Eighth Congressional District of Ohio in 1990. In 2006, he was elected to serve as House Majority Leader. A year later, he began his term as House Republican Leader. On January 5, 2011, Boehner was sworn in as the 53rd Speaker of the House. On September 25, Boehner announced his plans to resign from Congress.